Welcome to the HOME PAGE of Sand Creek HS AFJROTC.   We are AFJROTC CO-20071.   Below, you will find links to social media (SnapChat and Facebook) where you'll find current information on our activiities.  You'll also see highlighted activiites for the next two weeks.   To the left are links to the instuctor's pages, a calendar of yearly AFJROTC events, and a link to AFJROTC CO-20071 documents (Cadet Guide, Corps Goals and Cadet Contract).


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    Lt Col Ryan Pontius






    12 Jan 24 Friday - Commander's Call (Open Collar Uniform)

    27 Jan 24 Saturday- Drill Meet at Mitchell High

    2 Feb 24 Friday - Unit Evaluation


     2021-2022 COMPLETED EVENTS

    Corps Photo Jan 28, S022

    Corps Photo 28 Jan 2022


    10 Sep 21 9/11 Commemoration Retreat Ceremony

    9/11 Commemoration Retreat Ceremony


     9 Sep 2021 - 9/11 Remembrance at SCHS Football Game

     9/11 commemoration and military appreciation



    CLC cadets visit the WWII History museum

    CLC cadets visit the WWII History Museum

    CLC Drill

    CLC Students practice Drill

    CLC students at PT

    CLC students at field day.

    SEPTEMBER 2020

    Remington Elementary and Sand Creek High Clean-up

    Students working Remington Elementary Clean-up


    Sand Creek Clean-up  Cadets from Sand Creek High gave up their Saturday morning to show love to the environment by cleaning the grounds of Sand Creek High and Remington Elementary.

    SCHS AFJROTC Supports Race Against Suicide

    Sand Creek and JFK High Cadets volunteer at the Race Against Suicide



    2019-2020 PHOTOS / Completed Events


    Sand Creek and Falcon High cadets combine to show appreciation for local active duty military and Veterans before the Sand Creek vs Falcon boys basketball game.  The cadets presented a large American flag along with the service flags.

    Sand Creek and Falcon cadets hold big flag before game.


    Twelve Sand Creek Cadets competed in a PT and Leadership Competition put on by Air Academy High

    Cadets at PT Competition


    Placing Wreaths At Pikes Pike National Cemetery

    Sand Creek AFJROTC had the honor of participating in a ceremony at Pike's Peak National Cemetery to put Christmas wreaths on the graves of the fallen.

    SCHS AFJROTC at Pike’s Peak National Cemetery AFJROTC at Pike’s Peak National Cemetery

    Triennial Inspection

    Sand Creek AFJROTC received its triennial inspection from Headquarters AFJROTC on 11 December.  The cadets worked hard in preparation for the inspection and received an "exceeds standards" rating, the highest rating possible.

    Cadet with Mr. Baron

    Inspection Formation  


    Thanksgiving - SCHS AFJROTC donated 14 Thanksgiving baskets to Sand Creek High families who could use a helping hand during the holiday season. The cadets collected the food items and also decorated the baskets before distribution.

     AS3s Decorate Thanksgiving Boxes Cadet Woods assembles Thanksgiving Baskets

    AS4s and Thanksgiving Baskets  

    Veterans Day - Sand Creek AFJROTC showed its appreciation for our Veterans by presenting the Colors at four Veterans Day ceremonies in d49 and one for veterans in a retirement home.

    Veterans Day 11Nov19

    Veterans Day Parade - Appoximately 85 Sand Creek High AFJROTC cadets joined as we made our 12th appearance in the annual Colorado Springs Veterans Day Parade.

    Veterans Parade 2Nov19

    October 2019

    Boo Bash 2019

    Sand Creek AFJROTC in conjunction with STUCO, NHS, FBLA, Theater, and JOI Club provided a spooktacular Halloween experience for the Sand Creek Community.   Over 500 kids and parents enjoyed the games and haunted house during the annual Boo Bash event.  The safe Halloween alternative raised $325 and collected approximately 200 food items which will all go to Care and Share Food bank.


    Boo Bash 2019

    D49 Cup- Intra-district AFJROTC Competition

    Sand Creek placed second in the 2nd annual D49 Cup.  Falcon edged us out by a few points to take the trophy this year.  Watch out Falcon!  We are putting you on notice for next year. 

    AS3/AS4 Drill Team AS1/AS2 Drill Team

    PT Team  

    September 2019 

    Fall Clean-Up

    Seventy-five Air Force Junior ROTC cadets helped Sand Creek High and the surrounding neighborhoods look a lot nicer by cleaning the grounds on Saturday 7 September 2019. Multiple bags of trash were collected from fields, parking lots, and along streets in the Sand Creek neighborhood. 

    Sand Creek Clean-up Fall  Fall Clean-up 2019

    Sand Creek Homecoming Military Appreciation Color Guard

    Homecoming Military Appreciation Color Guard

    Cadet Leadership Course Fall

    Five senior Sand Creek JROTC cadets participated in a 2-day leadership and character seminar held at the Air Force Academy Center for Character and Leadership Development. The cadets learned many lessons that will help them be successful in leading the Sand Creek Corps of Cadets throughout the school year.

    SCHS CLC Fall Cadets  CLC Fall Cadets

     August 2019

    Academy Football Game

    Sand Creek cheered on the AFA Falcons during their parent weekend football game.  Thiry-five (mostly AS1) cadets witnessed firsthand the importance of disciplne and teamwork as they watched the Wings of Blue parachute in, the Academy Corps of Cadets march on the field, and the Falcon football team get their first victory of the year.

     USAFA Falcons

     Cadets pose for picture after USAFA Game

     State Fair Parade

    Sand Creek AFJROTC Color Guard precedes the Scorpion Band as they march in the Colorado State Fair Parade

    Color Guard at State Fair

     SCHS Color Guard at District-wide teacher back-to-school event

    Color Guard at District Teacher back to school event





















































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Junior ROTC Overview

  • The Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps is a federal program sponsored by the Armed Forces in high schools across the United States. The program was originally created as part of the National Defense Act of 1916 and later expanded under the 1964 ROTC Vitalization Act.

    According to Title 10, Section 2031 of the United States Code, the purpose of Junior ROTC is "to instill in students in [United States] secondary educational institutions the values of citizenship, service to the United States, and personal responsibility and a sense of accomplishment." Additional objectives are established by the service departments of the Department of Defense. Under 542.4 of Title 32 (National Defense) of the Code of Federal Regulations, the Department of the Army has declared those objectives for each cadet to be:
    • Developing citizenship and patriotism
    • Developing self-reliance and responsiveness to all authority.
    • Improving the ability to communicate well both orally and in writing.
    • Developing an appreciation of the importance of physical fitness.
    • Increasing a respect for the role of the U.S. Armed Forces in support of national objectives.
    • Developing a knowledge of team building skills and basic military skills.
    • Taking 3–4 years of the course grants cadets the ability to rank higher if they pursue a military career.
    Section 524.5 of the CFR National Defense title states in part that JROTC should "provide meaningful leadership instruction of benefit to the student and of value to the Armed Forces. ... Students will acquire: (1) An understanding of the fundamental concept of leadership, military art and science, (2) An introduction to related professional knowledge, and (3) An appreciation of requirements for national security. The dual roles of citizen/soldier and soldier/citizen are studied. ... These programs will enable cadets to better serve their country as leaders, as citizens, and in military service should they enter it. ... The JROTC and NDCC are not, of themselves, officer-producing programs but should create favorable attitudes and impressions toward the Services and toward careers in the Armed Forces."